The pretty village of Great Ayton is perched on the banks of the River Leven. The village has ancient origins, with several Neolithic sites within the parish boundary. In former times, the village's industries included linen making, tanning, brewing and mining. Nowadays, the village is well known for its two picturesque village greens, Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum and proximity to the intriguing Roseberry Topping mountain.
in Great Ayton
With two picturesque village greens (High Green in the centre of the village and the pretty riverside Low Green) and such close proximity to Roseberry Topping mountain, Great Ayton is a popular place for walkers and outdoor lovers alike and a perfect base for exploring the North York Moors.